Chris Hosting Sweetstock in Council Bluffs, IA

Chris will be co- hosting Sweetstock, a musical festival on August 28th, 2021. It will be held at TOM HANAFAN RIVER’S EDGE PARK in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It will feature artists Shaggy, TLC, 98 Degrees, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), O-Town, C&C Music Factory, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and The ReUnion of Souls. The event will be co-hosted by former MTV VJ Brian McFayden.

More information can be found at their website.

DVR alert – My Life on MTV

Justin will be featured on an episode of “My Life on MTV” on MTV airing July 3rd. His episode will be shared with Jennifer Lopez.

*NSYNC will be featured on the same show, airing July 17th. They will share an episode with Britney.

“My Life on MTV” will feature clips of performances and appearances of artists on MTV. Check local listings for times.

New Soundfly Course on Boybands

Hi *NSYNC fans! We wanted to share some cool new *NSYNC related content with all of you.

Soundfly, an online music education hub that creates unique and highly-effective online music courses in a variety of subjects has created one about our favorite subject — boybands. It is called The Music of Boybands. It explores this pseudo-genre of music from analytical and practical angles and empowers aspiring songwriters, producers, and ultimate fans alike, with some of the foundational tools for creating songs in this hodge podge of pop-oriented styles. The course includes heavy breakdowns of *NSYNC hits as well as songs by other artists throughout the era of boy bands, including Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, BTS, the Jonas Brothers, and more. The course is also a celebration of the hybrid experience of taking music seriously and embracing the overwhelming fun in it.

I will be taking this course next week and give you all my full review, but in the mean time I wanted to share the course trailer and some exclusive content!

Soundfly’s Trailer for The Music of Boy Bands.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts! I look forward to hearing if you take part in this awesome course.

When Richard Marx Met *NSYNC

As they were the aforementioned biggest band in the country, I jumped at the chance to work with them, and it was one of the most pleasurable experiences I’ve ever had in my career. All five of the guys were gracious, focused, and kind.

But one thing that was immediately obvious was the incredible talent in Justin. It was clear even then that he was going to be a megastar the likes of which we rarely see. He had a fire in his belly that would not be tamed. He was constantly working on song ideas, arrangement ideas, vocal parts. It was really inspiring to even me, who’d been in the business fifteen years at that point and worked with all levels of talented and creative people. Everyone around him knew he was something special.

Making records is a blast for me, but for some it can be tedious work. There would be chunks of time while I was recording with one of the guys in the group and the other four guys would have that time to kill. Video games were already huge, and the lounge in the studio outside the control room had been outfitted with a big-screen TV and a video game console, where the guys would play against each other during their recording breaks. Not Justin, though. Instead of playing, any time he wasn’t needed to record something, he would ask me, “How long ’til you need me again?”

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